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Author Gigliotti, Simone, author.

Title The Train Journey : Transit, Captivity, and Witnessing in the Holocaust / Simone Gigliotti.

Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, Inc., 2009.
Publication Info. 2009


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (252 pages).
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Series Studies on war and genocide ; v. 13
War and genocide ; v. 13.
Contents Ch. 1: Introduction: a hidden Holocaust in trains -- ch. 2: Resettlement: deportees as the freight of the final solution -- ch. 3: Ghetto departures: the emplotment of experience -- ch. 4: Immobilization in "cattle cars" -- ch. 5: Sensory witnessing and railway shock: disorders of vision and experience -- ch. 6: Camp arrivals: the failed resettlement -- ch. 7: Conclusion: memory routes and destinations -- Epilogue: retelling train stories.
Summary Deportations by train were critical in the Nazis' genocidal vision of the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question." Historians have estimated that between 1941 and 1944 up to three million Jews were transported to their deaths in concentration and extermination camps. In his writings on the "Final Solution," Raul Hilberg pondered the role of trains: "How can railways be regarded as anything more than physical equipment that was used, when the time came, to transport the Jews from various cities to shooting grounds and gas chambers in Eastern Europe?" This book explores the question by analyzing victims' experiences at each stage of forced relocation: the round-ups and departures from the ghettos, the captivity in trains, and finally, the arrival at the camps. Utilizing a variety of published memoirs and unpublished testimonies, the book argues that victims experienced train journeys as mobile chambers, comparable in importance to fixed locations of persecution such as ghettos and camps.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language In English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst00958866
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons -- Psychological aspects.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Psychological aspects.
Railroad trains.
Prisoners of war -- Germany.
Prisoners of war -- Austria.
Political prisoners -- Germany.
Political prisoners -- Austria.
HISTORY -- Holocaust.
History: specific events and topics.
Genocide and ethnic cleansing.
The Holocaust.
Political prisoners. (OCoLC)fst01069636
Prisoners of war. (OCoLC)fst01077227
Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01354086
Railroad trains. (OCoLC)fst01431189
Austria. (OCoLC)fst01204901
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
HISTORY -- Holocaust.
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Gigliotti, Simone. Train journey. New York : Berghahn Books, 2009 9781571812681 (DLC) 2009012809 (OCoLC)298783824
ISBN 9781845459277 (electronic bk.)
184545927X (electronic bk.)

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